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Our patrons

We are extremely proud of our patrons, poet and performer, Joolz Denby, author, Joanne Harris MBE, actor, Rory Cowan and humanitarian, Margaret Sentamu who have all joined IDAS to help promote the vital work we do.

Joolz DenbyJoolz is an internationally famous writer, artist, recording and spoken-word artist. She is also an outspoken activist for women's rights and victims of abuse.
Joanne HarrisJoanne is an author, best known for her award-winning novel Chocolat (1999), which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp.
Rory CowanRory is an Irish actor and entertainer best known for portraying Rory Brown in Mrs Brown's Boys.
Margaret SentamuMargaret is a freelance Leadership Development consultant with a focus on diversity who works tirelessly to help further a number of humanitarian causes.

Our champions

head shots of three IDAS champions

In addition to our patrons, we also have a brilliant team of champions, including survivors of abuse, professionals and community members who are dedicated to raising awareness about the charity and encouraging others to come forward for support.

For more information about our Champions scheme and to read the stories of some of our Champions click here.

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